Web Browser History – Then and Now

Are you one of them who have experienced firsthand the evolution of the web browser? During the early years, if anyone thought of surfing the web the name that instantaneously hits our minds was Internet Explorer. At that time it was good, now it’s extinct. It had fierce competition from two browsers: Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.
Browsing has changed from what it was previously and how it is right now is a drastically difference. Not many who are not aware of the history of browsers will realise that Internet Explorer was only instrumental in easing our desires for surfing the web. Yes it was good during those days – but it was rigid with no ways of blocking any pop-up ads. I remember when I used a pop-up blocker you would get something similar like this below:

I know how much hateful your thoughts would process by merely looking at this pop-up. Simply put, it would never work. Then came Mozilla, an honourable mention would also go to Chrome and I wonder how many of you have tried Neoplanet Browser? I remember very distinctly whenever the flash screen would go away and the browser would load completely there would be an audio confirmation, “Neoplanet Online.” I still remember the voice of the lady - it always reminded me of Majel Barrett – the well known computer voice from Star Trek.  One thing about this browser was that it felt very futuristic to use. It was one of the first browser for which you can use many skins for free. This was not possible with Internet Explorer.
The name NeoPlanet sounded quite odd for a browser, but it did not matter. When it came to popular browsers at that time - three browsers stood out: IE, Netscape and NeoPlanet.  Right now only two browsers seemed to have dominated the work and personal space – Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. Chrome gained a lot since it comes built in with Android OS.  IE at that time managed to grow exponentially due its bundled feature on Windows OS.
I have used Opera browser as well but there were compatibility issues at that time so it was difficult for it to break the mould. It is still around which shows it must have put up some fight to stay relevant!
As of last year, if you check the statistics Chrome has dominated the market with around 45% share, then comes Mozilla Firefox to around 15%. Safari from Apple Inc. at around 10% cannot be blamed since they’re restricted to the iOS machines only, and a measly 1% is dominated by Opera.
Let us hold on to our hopes for Windows recently and newly developed from scratch – Edge Browser. I have never tried it but would love to try it to share my thoughts on it.

Among all the browsers out there, Mozilla is something I would always prefer because of its tremendous ease of use and customisability. Chrome no doubt has its benefits but it is not something I prefer on a personal level. The browser war in on and as long as personal preferences exist they will continue to remain relevant. 

Bringing HR to an App

PanSpark HRMS is nothing short of a boom for all HR professionals. HR has become the most essential part of any organization. With a slew of HR software out there, HRMS stands out with its focus on ease of access and connectivity. HR is a department that handles everything from hiring, on boarding, payrolls, generalist, training, etc. It has become so robust that there are dedicated companies that exclusively deal with the HR-specific work.
In fact, customizing software has become the norm with each company operating their HR department in their own way. There is no standardized format of running an HR department. It will vary from organization to organization. Companies have different process and policies pertaining to employees.


This is where PanSpark HRMS appears. The application is primarily web-based and no special configuration is required by the system. Since it is a browser dependent application, all you need is, yes, you got it - a browser. This frees the software from the dependency what a typical native app needs. It is less of a resource-hog as well, as the internet is the basic resource it will need.
PanSpark HRMS can also accommodate itself on two major platforms, PC and smart phones. Android and Windows are two most popularly used operating systems in India. The kind of functions you can do on a Windows PC you can do the same thing on an Android smart phone or tablet. This unprecedented feature increases the app’s versatility on various devices.
I remember processing payrolls on SAP and at sometimes bonuses for employees. SAP is advanced; I have read it somewhere online that only larger organisation can afford to implement SAP on a larger scale. This is certainly true if the company has a large number of employees. Small organisations cannot implement SAP for their staff. I do agree SAP is wonderful software, but not everyone can afford it, now that’s SAP’s handicap! I have used PeopleSoft’s HR software not as an as an employee. The application was far simpler for adding timesheets. However, this was over seven years ago.
Times have now changed considerably. Android and iOS applications have made it much easier to record employee’s timesheets. They can even process their leave requests through such apps. Panspark in particular caters to companies who demand ease of access and connectivity. The app can be accessed online via the PC and/or mobile. The software on the PC is web-based. This removes the need for having a native application installed on the PC. The benefit of such browser-based application is that the application is not dependent on the hardware configuration of the PC. As long as the PC uses an up-to-date browser, the software will run efficiently.
Smart Phones have it possible for employees to access HR apps on the go. It is a much-needed reprieve when it was not accessible before the dawn of smart phones. It offers many conveniences to both: managers and employees.

Do you need HR software that covers all of your essential demands? PanSpark HRMS is the answer.